Maryland has new starting QB
Saturday will be Maryland’s third game of the season. The guy who started the season third on the depth chart will start at quarterback.
And neither of the two that were ahead of him are injured.
Caleb Rowe will replace Perry Hills as the Terps’ new starting quarterback, according to the depth chart released by the team on Monday. Oklahoma State Daxx Garman was listed as the backup while Hills was demoted to third string.
After Hills threw a fourth-quarter interception against Bowling Green on Saturday, Rowe replaced him on the next series…and threw an interception on his first play. On the next series, Rowe threw another interception and squashed any notion of a Maryland comeback attempt.
According to Washington Post Maryland beat reporter Roman Stubbs, coach Randy Edsall said after Saturday that he and the coaching staff would have a discussion about the quarterback position.
Hills completed 52 percent of his passes for 306 yards, four touchdown passes and two interceptions during his time at starter. Originally the dark-horse candidate to win the starting job, Hills rushed for 119 yards on 11 carries in his two games under center.
Rowe played in four games last season as the backup to C.J. Brown, but tore his ACL and missed the second half of 2014. The 6-3 junior will make his first start of 2015 against South Florida on Saturday.